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It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2016 BREATHE! GALA. Join us for The Lung Association’s highly anticipated signature gala, on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at the Liberty Grand.
This past year, we had the pleasure of working with NBA PLAYER NIK STAUSKAS, whose grandmother, Irene, suffers from IPF. In honour of Irene, Nik has helped us create a short video, insisting on the need for more research. We are extremely excited to premiere this video at Breathe!.
We are also thrilled to announce that JEREMIE SAUNDERS (“SICKBOY”) will be this year’s keynote speaker. Jeremie is an award-winning professional actor, podcast host, and yoga instructor who happens to live with Cystic Fibrosis. He views his illness as the ultimate gift---something that fuels his motivation and creativity. Jeremie is the creator, producer and co-host of Sickboy Podcast, interviewing guests that are also living with lung disease in an effort to de-stigmatize fatal illnesses.
In addition to the two annual OLA-Pfizer Research Awards, we are excited to present the inaugural TRAILBLAZER AWARD to the late Dr. Mitchell Baran, founder of Trudell Medical International. The Trailblazer Award recognizes an individual’s profound contributions, both nationally and internationally, to lung health. The award will be accepted on his behalf by his son, George Baran.
Join us for an evening of celebration, and help us continue to create breathing breakthroughs!